Forging friendships: Building community in retirement
For most of us, friendships are vital to health, wellness and overall happiness. Whether we crave daily interactions or something a little more low-key, it’s through these connections that we love, laugh, share past experiences and explore hopes for the future.
For seniors living alone, isolation can seriously impact these connections. Perhaps retirement has removed the daily interaction with work friends; maybe a partner’s passing has meant more time than you’d like on your own.
Building connections – friendships – is one of the key reasons residents explore the possibilities of senior living.